Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hello my friends,
We have been doing a friendly, gentle, back to basics little casual challenge.
We went back to our basic proteins.
We made sure we were eating our fruits and vegetables.
We are trying to figure out what has stalled us, why are we not sleeping enough, drinking enough water and making sure we track what we are eating and drinking. All good and important things.
How's that working for you?
Because while it has helped me focus, it has NOT HELPED FIRE ME UP!
It did not stop me from gaining my 5 pound-jan-went-away-again-mini-vacation weight and I am SICK OF IT!
I have been gentle with myself and you. That's over.
I came home last night and read Hollys-doin-it's blog and she has entered Onederland and has worked and fought and scrapped and not given up and has lost like 110 pounds! I am so proud of her! THAT FIRES ME UP!!
I realized that Holly came on board here at spark 3 months after I did. (Really, Jan? How much weight have you lost at this point? 70 pounds. Oh yea, I remember when that happened, like 4 months ago!! But havent you kept gaining and losing the same 5-6 pounds ALL SUMMER???Uh, yea). THAT FIRES ME UP!
My motto since the beginning has been "Progress, not perfection".
Well, I am not seeing much progress and I have been NOWHERE close to perfection. I am not getting anywhere and THAT FIRES ME UP!
I read Callikia's blog this morning where she thought about giving up. But her husband wrote her a letter and she is not going to give up. She is switching up her motivation and she is going to keep fighting becuase it is important to her. She has lost 150 pounds so far. She is gonna keep going. THAT FIRES ME UP!
I read Sandiego John's blog where he was feeling down then the next one where he got lifted up to continue and will be running a marathon very soon. THAT FIRES ME UP! (not that I want to run but that HE wants to run and will do it and succeed!).
I was going to post a sweet, little mamadwarf extra credit challenge for you today. It was going to be you telling me what you like about yourself (because I think that is important. ) But not today.
Today's extra credit assignment is to tell me what FIRES YOU UP?
What is going to put that fire in your heart, help you get your head straight and your butt moving? Who or what is going to help get you out of this blah-I-will-get-to-it-eventually mindset and FIRE YOU UP???
Or are you you gonna just sit and rub 2 sticks together, hoping someone comes by with a lighter?
Are you going to sit and warm your hands by someone else's fire or are you gonna build your own?
Are you going to stand there with a small spark and throw a bucket of water on it or are you going to fan it into a great flame?
I am FIRED UP TODAY and I am going to give every minute of my day 100%.
I am going to eat well, work out HARD (which I never do) and I am going to make some progress today!
Yes, I have room at my fire for you but I would really like it if you would start your own, right next to me, and then they would combine and burn so bright, it could be seen from space.
GET FIRED UP AND TELL ME ABOUT IT! I want to hear it, read about it, feel it and use it. And if you came here looking for sweet, gentle, understanding Jan, I locked her up for awhile. She isnt doing us any good right now.